Pennsylvania Mental Health Hotlines

Pennsylvania is home to world-class cities, mountains, farmland and beautiful Amish country. No matter what you’re looking for, the state has it. But one thing no place can offer is a complete haven from mental health challenges. They’re everywhere, and they’re growing in number all over the country.

According to a 2021 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, more than one out of five Americans lives with a mental illness. The number of people with a mental health condition in Pennsylvania exceeds 1.8 million, which is akin to the population of six Pittsburghs. A quarter of Pennsylvanians suffering from anxiety, depression or another mental health condition say they don’t know where to turn for help.

No matter who you are, there’s always help available in Pennsylvania if you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health challenge. Reach out to one of the following state-level or national resources if you need help or someone to talk to.

National Mental Health Hotline

The National Mental Health Hotline is available 24-7 in Pennsylvania and all over the country, so you can always get in touch with help if a mental health crisis strikes at home or on the road. Regardless of your location, the people at this hotline will listen to your situation with compassion and direct you to the closest available resources for further help if needed.

(866) 903-3787

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline

NAMI runs its own mental health hotline in Pennsylvania that’s available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Trained mental health professionals will listen with compassion and make sure you have the help you need to work through your crisis or situation. If you need help outside those hours, you can connect with a counselor through the PA counseling social text line.

Phone: (800) 950-6264
Text: NAMI to 741-741

Help for Pennsylvania Residents

Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition Warmline

For individuals dealing with a mental health situation that isn’t an acute crisis, the Warmline is available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s staffed by certified peer specialists who offer supportive listening, encouragement and information to individuals experiencing emotional distress. This peer-driven service provides a sense of understanding and connection.

(855) 284-2494

PA Support and Referral Helpline

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services offers a free helpline that connects you with a multitude of mental health resources. You can also check out the website for other links and resources.

(855) 284-2494

Mental Health Hotline for Pennsylvanians

The Mental Health Hotline is an excellent resource to keep in mind if you or someone you love is ever facing a mental health crisis in Pennsylvania. You can call 24-7 and be immediately connected to trained and compassionate mental health counselors who work with you to get you the help you need. They can refer you to local resources if necessary. Give us a call — we’re ready and eager to help.